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91: Categorical Distribution (Probability)
January 14, 2017Posted by on
A categorical distribution is one which describes a random variable which can take possible values, the probability of each possible outcome being known. For instance, the Bernoulli distribution is a special case of the categorical distribution, where (one outcome being ‘success’, the other ‘failure’). The distribution of the outcomes of rolling a (not necessarily fair) 6-sided die would also be an example, with .